Daniel Lerner

Daniel Lerner

Daniel Lerner

Location:
Portland, Oregon
Phone:
503.417.7777
Fax:
503.417.4250
Email:

Summary:

Dan is a litigation attorney by trade. For the last five years, he has assisted large and small businesses defending employment actions. Dan also worked with cities and counties across Oregon defending constitutional claims arising from land use and property disputes. Outside of those areas, Dan has worked on a broad variety of cases, including contract disputes and general negligence claims. In 2009, Daniel was named a "rising star" by Oregon Super Lawyers in the civil litigation field.

Dan grew up in Portland, with roots in the Pacific Northwest dating back four generations. Both sides of Dan's family built and developed businesses from the ground up. From an early age, Dan was exposed to the impact of family relationships on the life and health of those businesses.

At Slinde Nelson Stanford, Dan is continuing his litigation practice, while also adding a focus on assisting family businesses. This includes helping clients structure their businesses, advising them on their legal rights and obligations, anticipating potential pitfalls and conflicts that commonly emerge from dysfunctional relationships, and handling those issues in stride so the business can prosper.

Interests:

For the past several years, Dan has been a volunteer mock trial coach for his alma mater, Lincoln High School, which competes through the Classroom Law Project. Dan is also an avid sports fan and movie-buff, and is always ready to engage in a discussion on either topic.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2012

Areas of Practice

  • Tort Litigation
  • Negligence Liability
  • Intentional Torts
  • Employment Litigation
  • Race, Gender, & Disability Discrimination
  • Workplace Harassment
  • Employment Compensation and Contract Disputes
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Government Employment Disputes
  • Property Rights
  • First Amendment Rights
  • Commercial Mediation & Arbitration
  • Family Business Law
  • Corporate Structuring
  • Chain of Succession
  • Shareholder Oppression
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude - 2001
    • Major: Political Science & Philosophy

Honors and Awards

  • Named a "Rising Star" by Oregon Super Lawyers in the civil litigation field, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oregon Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association, Former Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hart Wagner LLP in Portland, Associate
  • Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, DC, Legal Assistant
  • Wisconsin Department of Justice in the Employment Litigation Division, Extern
  • Oregon Supreme Court, Extern
  • Lerner & Veit LLP in San Francisco, CA, Clerk
  • Multnomah County Circuit Court, Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Fellow at the Legal Aid Services of Oregon